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About ragove

  • Birthday 04/22/1943

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    Leesburg, Virginia
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    Modeling of all types. Mainly ships, but also
    plastic aircraft.

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  1. a-8.jpg

    Very nice model. I particularly like the unique stand.
  2. Dreadnought v Rockets

    Nice contrast.
  3. xYXgCJg-94Q.jpg

    Great work. Great photos.
  4. finished17.jpg

    Great model. I love the weathering.
  5. Flying Cloud Voyage of 1851

    Those are good points. I am sure that the logs of all the California bound clippers would follow roughly the same route. The experienced captains knew where to find the winds. Ron
  6. latest ship pictures 054.JPG

    Beautiful work!
  7. Withdrawal

    I am with you. I was lost without it.
  8. Flying Cloud Voyage of 1851

    Here is a comparison of the Flying Cloud 90 day voyage in 1851 with the Andrew Jackson voyage of 89 days in 1859-1860. Maximum distance in one day: Flying Cloud 365 miles Andrew Jackson 414 miles Average Speed: Flying Cloud 7.5 knots Andrew Jackson 7.2 knots Total Distance traveled: Flying Cloud 16183 nm Andrew Jackson 15399 nm I think the key to Andrew Jackson's better time is that her course was nearly 800 nm shorter. I am suspect of the funny jog down near Chile. I think the log entry might be in error. I found one clear error near San Francisco (the position was way too far west relative to the previous longitude) that I corrected with interpolation. Also on Dec 26, 28 and 31 Mr Williams, master, did not log any longitude. I estimated the longitudes by interpolating.
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  10. Flying Cloud Voyage of 1851

    I will also do the Andrew Jackson Voyage of 1860, Appendix VI
  11. Flying Cloud Voyage of 1851

    Thanks for reminding me. When I was reviewing the log, I thought I remembered that his wife captained the Cloud but I didn't follow up on that thought. I am in the process of inputting all the data in Appendix IV "California Voyages" to do some statistical analysis of the voyages. Watch this space.

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